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Readers in Residence — Issue 76

February 15, 2022

Each quarter SmokeLong asks several writers from the flash community and beyond to join our team to read submissions alongside our submissions editors. We do this to ensure that SmokeLong remains inclusive and expansive in our editorial tastes. This quarter we are thrilled and grateful to invite Courtney Clute, Eliot Li, Hema Nataraju, and Julianne Pachico to be Readers in Residence at SmokeLong! Paired with our staff editors, they will be reading submissions for Issue 76.


Courtney Clute has an MFA from the University of South Florida. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Passages North, Fractured Literary, Emerge Literary Journal, Lumiere Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, Gulf Stream Literary Magazine, Parentheses Journal, and Z Publishing’s Florida’s Emerging Florida Writers: An Anthology. Her flash fiction has been nominated for The Best Small Fictions and Best of the Net. You can find her on Twitter at @courtney_clute.

Eliot Li lives in California. His work appears or is forthcoming in Pithead Chapel, The Pinch, SmokeLong Quarterly, Pidgeonholes, AAWW’s The Margins, and elsewhere. He can be found on twitter @EliotLi2.

Hema Nataraju is a Singapore-based writer and mom of two humans. Her work has most recently appeared in Wigleaf, Janus Literary, Nurture Literary, Atlas + Alice among others. She tweets as m_ixedbag.

Julianne Pachico is a novelist and short story writer. She is the author of The Lucky Ones (2017) and The Anthill (2020). She had a short story on the long list for the Sunday Times Prize, and is also the only writer to have two stories in the 2015 anthology of the Best British Short Stories. Her short stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published by The New Yorker, Granta, The White Review, and Lighthouse, among others. She currently lives in Norwich, UK.



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